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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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All UK Ebola cases will be sent to Royal Free Hospital

Isolation apparatus at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Any people that test positive for Ebola in the UK will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in north London, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

The hospital is the UK's specialist centre for treating the most dangerous infectious diseases, and treated nurse William Pooley - the first Briton to contract the virus.

Hunt said there are also plans to increase bed capacity for Ebola patients in Newcastle, Liverpool and Sheffield to make a total of 26 beds available.

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